Human rights and civil liberties

August 10, 2017 - 6:10 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A football fan who was arrested during a Minnesota Vikings game says he's focusing on his excessive-force lawsuit against police after being cleared of criminal charges. Anastacio Lopez was charged after allegedly trying to grab an officer's stun gun while being escorted from the...
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August 10, 2017 - 2:03 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A football fan arrested during a Minnesota Vikings game in December said he is focusing on his excessive-force lawsuit against police after being acquitted this week of criminal charges. Anastacio Lopez, a lifelong Vikings fan who lives in Texas, was charged after allegedly...
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August 10, 2017 - 11:00 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A football fan who was arrested during a Minnesota Vikings game says he's focusing on his excessive-force lawsuit against police after being cleared of criminal charges. Anastacio Lopez was charged after allegedly trying to grab an officer's stun gun while being escorted from the...
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This photo provided by Portland Sea Dogs shows a bobblehead doll of Margaret Chase Smith in Portland Maine. The Portland Sea Dogs will give away dolls of Margaret Chase Smith on Aug. 26, 2017 as part of Women's Equality Day. Smith served 32 years in Congress and was the first woman whose name was placed in nomination for president at a major party convention. (Chris Cameron/Portland Sea Dogs via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 2:19 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A minor league baseball team in Maine will be giving away bobblehead dolls of the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress as part of a celebration of women's equality. The Portland Sea Dogs will give away dolls of Margaret Chase Smith on Aug. 26 as part of Women's...
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August 04, 2017 - 12:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A minor league baseball team in Maine will be giving away bobblehead dolls of the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress as part of a celebration of women's equality. The Portland Sea Dogs will give away dolls of Margaret Chase Smith on Aug. 26 as part of Women's...
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August 04, 2017 - 11:14 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish soccer club, Legia Warszawa, says it condemns anti-Semitism and has vehemently denied that any of its fans were behind an attack on an Israeli soccer team. Masked soccer hooligans attacked and slightly injured two Israelis following a friendly match in Poland on...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneels next to outside linebacker Eli Harold (58) and safety Eric Reid, right rear, during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Santa Clara, Calif. It’s been a week since Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh floated the idea of adding Kaepernick, a veteran who has Super Bowl experience and the baggage that comes from his decision last year to literally sit out the National Anthem on game day. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
August 02, 2017 - 1:42 pm
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Joe Flacco's health. The salary cap. And of course, potential negative fan reaction. The Baltimore Raves are weighing all these factors — and then some — as they continue to wrestle with the decision whether to sign free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It's been a week...
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July 21, 2017 - 6:48 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has ordered Hajduk Split to play its next Europa League home game in an empty stadium as punishment for racist chants by fans. UEFA says its disciplinary panel also fined the Croatian club 50,000 euros ($58,000). Hajduk will serve the ban when it hosts Brondby on Aug...
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July 19, 2017 - 12:26 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is turning to a longtime children's rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help address issues that have plagued the organization amid a sexual abuse scandal that has shaken one of the U.S. Olympic movement's marquee programs. Toby Stark, who spent the last...
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July 19, 2017 - 12:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics is turning to a children's rights advocate and a former prosecutor to help an organization marred by a sexual abuse scandal. Toby Stark, who spent the last seven years as executive director of the children's advocacy group Chaucie's Place, will serve as the...
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